musiXmatch in a nutshell?
Lyrics is one of top searched term on Google and what is really amazing is that people search more for Lyrics than sex, mp3, video, games and many others entertainment words.
musiXmatch’s idea in early 2010 was to build the world’s largest lyrics catalog and have it licensed with Top Music Publishers like Sony/ATV,Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Publishing, BMGChrysalis, Kobalt Publishing, and Harry Fox Agency for worldwide distribution.
Currently musiXmatch is the most popular lyrics destination on smartphones and handsets with more than 10 million people using our apps on their iPhone and Android Phones as well as on Spotify.
musiXmatch provides also an Official Lyrics API (application program interface), empowering 3rd party companies and apps with musiXmatch’s lyrics catalog to the music market.
musixmatch’s numbers (last update December 2011)
Users: More than 10 million users
Tracks: More than 7 million lyrics in 32 langauges
Licensing: Worldwide agreements with Sony/ATV ,Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Publishing, BMG rights, Chrysalis, Kobalt Publishing, Harry Fox Agency
When musiXmatch was founded ?
Max Ciociola conceived the idea of musiXmatch’s in early 2009, then Gianluca Delli Carri, musiXmatch’s co-founder joined in early 2010 and together with Francesco Delfino, Giuseppe Costantino and Valerio Paolini, founded the company in early 2010.The first musiXmatch Alpha web site and mobile apps was launched during MusicHackday in Barcelona in September 2010.
musiXmatch’s Development HQ is in Bologna, Italy, while Business Development’s HQ is in London and NY. musiXmatch is a platform made in Italy with Passion and Love. But enjoyed in every single country around the world.
Who are musiXmatch’s investors?
musiXmatch has beeen backed by Micheli Associati, and others informal angel investors like Paolo Barberis, founder of Dada (DA:MI) and raised so far 8 mln $
What’s the exact value proposition on the market for musiXmatch
We keep thinking that we want to offer the best music discovery through song lyrics in the world. We want to make people happy by letting them sing to their favorite songs. We’re aiming to build a leading service which lets people match easily their music library with lyrics.
At the same time we have an API, official and fully scalable which lets developers and 3rd party companies build great tools around Lyrics.
I have a wonderful idea about Lyrics. can i build it on musiXmatch ?
Yes! Take a look at our Developers Zone and API , start testing our API, and come back to us with your idea !
I need more info about musiXmatch?Send an email to press @ musixmatch.com. If is an urgent matter please write “URGENT” in the subject. We’ll try to reply as soon as we can.
If you want to invite one of musiXmatch’s founders as a guest speaker, please send an email to press @ musixmatch.com